Weekly Watch: The Ben Heck Show



I first ran into Ben Heckendorn years and years ago in webpage form, when he made his infamous portable Atari 2600. I forgot to pay attention for a while, and somewhere in there he was snatched up by Revision 3, and then by Element 14, and now has a long-running show on YouTube where he gets paid to take things apart and then rebuild them in new and occasionally hilarious ways. This is the quintessential fairy-tale ending for a curious engineer nerd. Aside from the projects being interesting as hell, it's just generally great to watch him tinkering happily away in a well-funded lab full of crazy junk.

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